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[REBOL] Re: View/Pro and accessing Windows Printer API (gdi32.dll)

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 2-Jul-2002 11:54

Hi Bo, << It would be nice if Acrobat could be told via an external source (like REBOL) to print the current document. >> They don't make it easy, but it can be done. One catch is that it's tricky to get right because Acrobat doens't like printing silently if it's already running. << Additionally, Acrobat loading on many machines is terribly slow. >> That I don't have an answer for. :) << It would be nice if REBOL had available printer support (kind of like Python, but better). For that matter, printer page layout could use REBOL faces so you could generate the output with View or VID and then send it to the printer interface which does the conversion to the low-level printer commands. >> I've thought about this as well, but some issues with that approach are: 1) the disparity in resolution and 2) what unit of measure should be used. On the positive side, given a LAYOUT you might be able to generate output commands without too much difficulty. I think a printing dialect, that know how to deal with images, would be very nice though. --Gregg